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OK, as epic and darkly romantic as Guns N' Roses made late fall precipitation sound, after a week of cold, damp days, I've about had it with November rain. (The actual November rain. I'm still cool with the song.) My socks were wet before 9 a.m. today. Then I dropped my to-go mug into the world's deepest puddle. And it's going to be dark in, like, 15 minutes.
The only thing that's keeping me from trying to permanently attach my HappyLight to my own face is comfort food. This creamy chicken stroganoff from The Cozy Apron sounds perfect for an all-gray week like this one, and the fact that it just takes about 30 minutes from start to finish makes it even better.
"It's the perfect one pot meal that soothes the soul and warms the belly, simply prepared with a few basic ingredients, all gently simmered together to create deep flavors without taking a lot of time," The Cozy Apron's Ingrid Beer writes.
If you're someone who makes a lot of stroganoff then, first, please send me your home address and next, be aware that this version has a plot twist. Although most stroganoff recipes (including a couple that we've featured) call for beef, Beer opts for chicken instead. "It's a slightly leaner and lighter version, which cooks quickly as well, after the chicken gets that initial golden-brown sear in the pan," she explains.
She says that it should just take about 15 minutes to cut the chicken into chunks, slice the mushrooms, and prep the other ingredients, and just another 15 minutes to brown, sauté, and simmer it all. Her recipe serves four to six, depending on how much comfort you want to spoon out onto each plate.
This just might be my go-to meal from now until the days are long enough for me to put my HappyLight back in the closet. Cause nothin' lasts forever — even cold November rain.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken Stroganoff with Savory Mushrooms from The Cozy Apron